Transatlantic Postdoctoral Fellowship for International Relations and Security (TAPIR), 2014

Applications are invited for postdoctoral fellowship for young academics with a background in international relations and international security. Up to five fellowships will be granted for duration of 24 months. Selected fellows spend eight months each in three different participating research institutions in the United States and Europe. Fellows will be working with a supervising researcher at the host institute and will be integrated into relevant research units and projects there. Application closing date is 03 February 2014.. The Transatlantic Post-Doc Fellowship for International Relations and Security (TAPIR) is open to candidates who have recently received their doctorate in social and political sciences or economics and whose research focuses on topics of international relations and/or international peace and security issues. Fellowships are granted for the duration of 24 months to prepare Fellows for a career in policy-oriented and international research at renowned think tanks and political consulting research institutes. Fellows spend three eight-month stays at research institutions or think tanks participating in the program – at least one on the Eastern, and one on the Western side of the Atlantic.. Fellowship is for pursuing postdoctoral research program.
The research areas of this scholarship are: Not provided
Who can apply to this scholarship?
· To be eligible for the Transatlantic Post
· Doc Fellowship, candidates must have successfully defended their PhD by the start of the program (01 October 2014).
· Candidates must have a strong interest in working in a policy
· oriented international environment and must demonstrate their ability to do so by previous international academic experience.
· Applicants must either be citizens of the U.S., Canada or Europe (in a broader geographical definition) OR must have resided in the U.S., Canada or Europe at least for two
· and
· a
· half years in the five years before the application deadline.
· TAPIR fellows selected commit to carrying out all research activities in compliance with the fundamental ethical principles of the European Commission (Decision No 1982/2006/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council of 18 December 2006, Art. 6 (§ 1)).
Benefits of the scholarship: The fellowship consists of: -a monthly stipend of Euro 1.800,00 -a monthly allowance for health insurance of Euro 200,00 -and a one-time travel allowance of Euro 3.500,00 for travel to and from the host institutions. Fees for residence permits are not included.
More information about the fellowship:
Duration: Fellowships will be granted for duration of 24 months. Fellows spend three eight-month stays at research institutions or think tanks participating in the program – at least one on the Eastern and one on the Western side of the Atlantic.
Number of scholarships: Up to five fellowships will be awarded in 2014.

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